Ura San to open in Campbell’s Stores

05 February, 2019 by
Madeline Woolway

Ura San is set to open in Sydney Harbour’s Campbell’s Stores mid-2019.

Featuring panoramic views of Sydney’s harbour, Harbour Bridge and Opera House, Ura San takes its name from executive chef Nobuyuki Ura. Previously head chef at Merivale’s hatted sushi e, Ura brings more than 35 years of culinary expertise to the kitchen.

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Ura and his brigade sushi masters will work from an open bar, combining traditional and modern techniques with meticulous precision and theatre. The purposely presented, handpicked dishes of a traditional omakase menu will showcase exceptional produce.

“The Omakase experience is never the same, and the element of surprise involved makes the style of eating highly fulfilling for guests who get to share in an intimate sensory experience where they can enjoy the artistry and flavours of Japanese cuisine,” Ura says. “We want people to be able take their time and savour everything, from the food and the space, to their interactions with the chefs, so that they leave with a deeper appreciation of Japanese generosity and hospitality”.

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The drinks list will include cocktails that emphasise the purity of ingredients and flavours, as well as a generous sake and Japanese whisky list, and a wine list with a strong Australian showing.

New father and son hospitality owners, Eddie and Bill Younes, are behind the Ura San. Designed by Lauren Cohen of Altis Architects, in collaboration with the hospitality consultancy and design firm The Eatery Group, the heritage space will demonstrate the  key principles of Japanese design while embracing the architecture of the mid-19th century warehouses.

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The main dining area will run over five bays and seat 217 guests, while the lounge and bar will house another 60 guests who want to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink, or a more relaxed meal with cocktails and small bites. The stand out feature of the venue will be the 20-seat ash timber and black stone open sushi counter where guests can watch on as food is prepared.

There will also be a private dining room complete with a 20-seat marble table and private access in and out of the venue for those wanting to host an exclusive event, as well as another private dining area for 30 guests and the ability to offer a dedicated reserved bay to host an 80-person seated private event.

The Younes’ are also set to open another venue in the precinct later this year. Further details on this, and the opening of Ura San will be announced soon.

[image] Nikki To